Concrete sidewalks provide safety for you and visitors to your property. They alert everyone where to walk as they enter and leave your home. Concrete sidewalks can also direct travel through your property as well. Often a walkway on a large property can extend walking throughout a decorative and well landscaped back yard. These decorative walkways can also be visually appealing as they segment and point out different areas of your property.
Grass and dirt can be very slippery when wet. Walking upon grass or dirt during a rain can be dangerous and requires caution to avoid potential injury. It is easier to maintain your balance on solid concrete sidewalks than it is on soft or shifting grass and dirt. If winter snow and freezes are possible at your residence concrete sidewalks are easier to clean and maintain then either grass or dirt. Snow and ice can be removed easier from concrete sidewalks than it can from grass or dirt.
Concrete services like adding or upgrading sidewalks are available from most concrete contractors in your area. These concrete contractors will also be able to help you with the design and answer your questions. Don’t forget to get a quote and a few references before hiring anyone to install concrete sidewalks.
It is worthy to note that ordering slightly thicker sidewalks of at least 4 inches will last considerably longer than thinner 2.5 inches. The cost is insignificant when balanced by its durability and longevity. Designing something to last will pay off when it is time to sell your property. Most buyers are not looking for projects that need to be done right after a new purchase . . . like replacing cracked or uneven sidewalks.
Walkways throughout your property are an asset that can last for decades. These concrete sidewalks can be custom shaped with a colored or decorative finish. Research what features are recommended in your area as it relates to sidewalks and concrete. They provide safety, functionality, and eye appeal when installed and maintained properly. These walkways are not only an investment in your property’s eye appeal but in its value as well.
How many times do you buy something that holds and even increases in value? Homes and all of it’s associated items like walkways qualify. You get to use them while they continue to increase in value. Now that is something we all should think about. Increasing the value of our home or property makes good sense.